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. is in a new way to sort through the brands. >> for now, the technology is only available in the d.c. area. we have a report. >> reporter: christy nagel is looking for a coffee maker. >> this is $53. i don't want my energy costs to go up just because i'm getting a cheaper coffee maker. >> reporter: john had the same concern when he was shopping for appliances. >> i couldn't find any information besides the price that could tell me which one was more environmentally friendly or which one saved energy. >> reporter: that information wasn't available anywhere. so he started s actual vinia labs based in bethesda. >> we do consumer research to find out how consumes are use these products and we take that into a testing laboratory at the university of maryland and we test each and every product to find out how much energy they use. >> reporter: consider this. two coffee makes are could cost you $100 in the store but coffee make are number one costs you $200 to run over five years while coffee maker number two only costs you $35 to run over five years. the rating system lays that out for you. it also
. people who work right here locally who work for loosened technology, those people who didn't diversify, their financial future has been changed. so you need to diversify and there are many different ways to diversify in today's market. second thing people don't do is to build up your war chest. take advantage of your employer's 401 k plan. 25 and 35% tax savings by contributing to this plan. and as far as an employer match. and probably the third thing i see time and time again is people don't diversify internationally. everyone thinks u.s., u.s., u.s. but the u.s. only produces 48% of the world's gdp. and we're lucky to have the u.s. gdp grow at 2% this year. the world's gdp, the brick countries, brazil, russia, india and china are growing 3 and 4 times. >> let me ask you this, a lot of people look at the money that they have left over trying to save. i think the biggest seems overwhelming cause you are told to have a savings account and contribute to the 401 k. how do you know how much to put where i guess? >> you know, there are rules of thumb to live by. my oldest daughter just gra
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